Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 53

Russia’s Central Elections Committee has allocated 150 million rubles ($31,000) to Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov for his presidential election campaign. Zyuganov was the first candidate officially registered. A total of 4 billion rubles ($820,000) has been set aside by the state for the election campaign and will be equally divided between the candidates. (Russian Television, March 13; Interfax, March 16)

Zhirinovsky Slams "Evil Empire."